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The 6 Nutrients

Water 

Functions in Body- 

1. Water carries nutrients to cells, and carries waste from your body.

2. Regulates temperature

3. Dissolves amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.

4. Lubricates joints

Carbohydrates- Simple/Complex

Functions: 

1. An excellent source of energy for the body

2. Rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber

Proteins


Functions in Body-

1. Provides energy 

2. Help to build, maintain, and repair body tissues

Fat


Functions-

1. Provide substances needed for growth and healthy skin.

2. Enhance taste and texture of food

3. Required to carry "fat-soluble" vitamins throughout the body

4. Provide energy

Vitamins


Functions-

1. Helps regulate the many chemical processes in the body

2. There are 13 vitamins known to be required each day for good health

3. separated into 2 types: fat soluble and water soluble vitamins

Minerals 


Functions-

1. the body depends on minerals for practically every process necessary for life

2. minerals become part of the body 

3. the body requires 16 minerals daily